I haven’t been very faithful to Weekly Geeks, but I suppose that’s okay; we Geeks aren’t required to post every single week. Anyway, this week, we were invited to write a post about plans we’ve made to read certain books, and how we choose which books to read.
I usually don’t have a plan when it comes to reading: I just grab whatever catches my fancy. But, more recently, I’ve been trying to expand my reading interests beyond fantasy by picking up genres I wouldn’t have previously considered. I know that isn’t much of a plan, and I haven’t been following it very closely. I don’t keep a “books read” list, or a “to be read” list. I don’t use Shelfari or Goodreads. I simply read and review.
But, as I get more and more immersed in the book blogging community (don’t get me wrong, that’s a good thing!), I start to realize it’s a good idea to keep a list of books I want to read. After hanging out on a fellow book blogger’s site for as little as ten or fifteen minutes, I realize I have tons of additions to by mental TBR (to be read) stack. I’ve started planning what I’m going to buy before I go to a bookstore, but to no avail: I always splurge on books I didn’t plan on.
Later today I’m heading to the handy local Barnes & Noble, and I plan to buy Alphabet of Thorn by Patricia A. McKillip and Enna Burning by Shannon Hale. I’ll report later whether I accomplish my mission!